Feng Shui Bed Positions to Suit Any Tricky Bedroom Space

Although you may live in a space with limited options for furniture arranging, Feng Shui is a complementary wellness practice that can benefit anyone. It’s not as limited as saying “your bed needs to face this way and be in this exact spot;” there are many favourable ways to position your bed according to the principles of Feng Shui. This means that, with a little common sense, you can try to enhance your wellbeing while still working within the parameters of your individual room. If it’s impossible to organise your room via the first Commanding Position principle, you can try the second, third or fourth options. Therefore, the only question you’re left with is; which commanding position is the best for you?


The First Commanding Position: Under the first Commanding Position, it is more important to consider your bed in relation to the bedroom door than the compass direction in which it is facing. That is to say that you don’t have to worry about whether your bed is facing north, south, east or west – a lot of people don’t have that luxury – your Feng Shui wellness is more dependant on how you position the bed in relation to the other main feature of the room; the door.


The Second Commanding Position: According to the second Commanding Position principle, your bed should be as far away from the bedroom door as possible. For example, if your door is on the right side of the room, your bed should be on the left. The farther your bed sits from the door, the more control it enables you to feel over your space and your life. Metaphorically and, to an extent, literally speaking, you have the maximum time to prepare for whatever comes through that door.


The Third Commanding Position: The principle of the third Commanding Position asserts that the position of your bed should allow you the widest possible scope of the room. If the range of sight within your room is diminished, it can limit your chi and life vision. You need as large a space in front of your bed as possible in order for your life to expand, breathe and improve. This is why it is discouraged in Feng Shui to push the foot of your bed up against the wall. It is the belief of Feng Shui that doing so can block your career, as well as causing problems in your ankles and feet. You should also avoid placing your bed directly against a side wall, as the lack of space between the side of your bed and the wall can make you feel cramped, stifled, and less flexible in your life.


The fourth Commanding Position: You need to be able to clearly see the bedroom door from your bed, according to the fourth Commanding Position principle. If you sleep alone, you should be able to lie on your back in the centre of your bed, open your eyes and immediately see the door without moving your body. If you sleep with a partner, you should be able to do the same from your side of the bed. If you cannot see who’s approaching, you will subconsciously be on edge, creating imbalance, frustration and even stress. Over time, this can lead to disharmony in your nervous system, leading to nervous problems, arrhythmia, and heart palpitations. Plus, if you need to twist your body to see whether someone’s coming, this can, over time, cause neck and spinal problems. However, if the dimensions of your room won’t allow you to see the door, placing a sizable mirror correctly can be just as beneficial.

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